Mirasol Front Page News: Tech Review and Slashdot 11-15-11

Mirasol Front Page News: Tech Review and Slashdot 11-15-11

Slashdot.org is my homepage on Chrome, so it was exciting to see Mirsasol as the first post on the front...
Timeline

Timeline

THE MILESTONES IN THIS TIME LINE ARE SHOWN IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER September 1984 It all began when Miles...
Hot Earth Enterprise

Hot Earth Enterprise

Currently, the  Hot Earth site / ホット・アース株式会社,  is in Japanese. http://hotearth.com/ About Hot...
NEWS: Qualcomm Acquires Iridigm for $170M in 2004

NEWS: Qualcomm Acquires Iridigm for $170M in 2004

QUALCOMM’S ACQUISITION OF IRIDIGM DISPLAY CORP. Qualcomm’s announcement of its acquisition...

Mirasol Front Page News: Tech Review and Slashdot 11-15-11

Business History, mirasol® Displays, News, Qualcomm MEMS Display Technology — November 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm
Slashdot.org is my homepage on Chrome, so it was exciting to see Mirsasol as the first post on the front page, “delivers LCD-like colors and video but sips power.” Full text of Slashdot Post: holy_calamity writes “Technology Review has an update on a E-Reader Display Shows Vibrant Color Video from Qualcomm called Mirasol that delivers LCD-like colors and video but sips power like e-ink....

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Business History, Etalon Inc. (1989-1997), iMOD Technology, Iridigm Display Corp. (1997-2004), Timeline

It all began at M.I.T. with “a nerd and a dream”: An Historical summary of the birth of iMod Technology

It all began at M.I.T. with “a nerd and a dream”: <i>An Historical summary of the birth of iMod Technology</i>
Having spent four years at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) myself, I wouldn’t have to go out too far...
Aug 12, 2009 16:37

Business History, mirasol® Displays, News, Qualcomm MEMS Display Technology

Mirasol Front Page News: Tech Review and Slashdot 11-15-11

Mirasol Front Page News: Tech Review and Slashdot 11-15-11
Slashdot.org is my homepage on Chrome, so it was exciting to see Mirsasol as the first post on the front page, “delivers...
Nov 15, 2011 22:47

Hot Earth Enterprise, Renewables

Hot Earth Enterprise

Hot Earth Enterprise
Currently, the  Hot Earth site / ホット・アース株式会社,  is in Japanese. http://hotearth.com/ About Hot Earth...
Jul 10, 2011 1:50

Luz en Yucatan

Mexico anyone? There’s a hotel in the Yucatan…

Mexico anyone? There’s a hotel in the Yucatan…
Miles is involved outfitting this charming and award-winning hotel with solar power installations. LUZ EN YUCATAN is truly...
Apr 3, 2009 22:50

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Mirasol Front Page News: Tech Review and Slashdot 11-15-11

Slashdot.org is my homepage on Chrome, so it was exciting to see Mirsasol as the first post on the front page, “delivers LCD-like colors and video but sips power.” Full text of Slashdot Post: holy_calamity writes “Technology Review has an update on a E-Reader Display Shows Vibrant...
November 15th, 2011 | Business History, mirasol® Displays, News, Qualcomm MEMS Display Technology | Read More

Timeline

THE MILESTONES IN THIS TIME LINE ARE SHOWN IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER September 1984 It all began when Miles took a semester off when he was an undergraduate student at M.I.T. Miles took the time off to work for a summer and fall at Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo, California. The year was 1984. Read about...
July 12th, 2011 | Timeline | Read More

Hot Earth Enterprise

Currently, the  Hot Earth site / ホット・アース株式会社,  is in Japanese. http://hotearth.com/ About Hot Earth Enterprise is a Tokyo-based startup that was established to deploy, own and operate a network of geothermal electric generation facilities. Established in 2007, Hot Earth is an...
July 10th, 2011 | Hot Earth Enterprise, Renewables | Read More

NEWS: Qualcomm Acquires Iridigm for $170M in 2004

QUALCOMM’S ACQUISITION OF IRIDIGM DISPLAY CORP. Qualcomm’s announcement of its acquisition of Iridigm Display Corporation was big news in 2004 in the communications, display, technology and business world. A subset of the press articles published about the announcement on September 9-10,...
August 14th, 2009 | Iridigm Display Corp. (1997-2004), News, Qualcomm MEMS Display Technology | Read More

Geothermal and Solar Energy

Renewable energy has been on the verge of becoming a reality on a large scale it seems for at least thirty years. Unfortunately the incentives created for both scientists and consumers by President Jimmy Carter in the 1970′s had all but  disappeared in following Reagan and Bush administrations....
June 18th, 2011 | Geothermal & Solar, Renewables | Read More

It all began at M.I.T. with “a nerd and a dream”: An Historical summary of the birth of iMod Technology

Having spent four years at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) myself, I wouldn’t have to go out too far on a limb to say that every person I met there had the quality of intense inquisitiveness. In my opinion, this quality is requisite for inventiveness. In conjunction with a high mental...
August 12th, 2009 | Business History, Etalon Inc. (1989-1997), iMOD Technology, Iridigm Display Corp. (1997-2004), Timeline | Read More

REFERENCES: Iridigm Display Corporation

IRIDIGM REFERENCES After completing his research goals at his company Etalon, Inc., Miles co-founded Iridigm Display Corporation with his partner Erik Larson to secure funding and prepare his iMod display technology for commercial applications, manufacturing and implementation in consumer products in...
August 14th, 2009 | Iridigm Display Corp. (1997-2004) | Read More

REFERENCES: interferometric Modulator Display (iMoD)

iMoD references ARTICLE: Interferometric modulator display – Answers.com LINK: http://www.answers.com/topic/interferometric-modulator-display  Download PDF (68 KB): Interferometric-modulator-display-Information-from-Answers.com.pdf ARTICLE: The Next Generation of MEMS-Based Displays: QUALCOMM’s...
August 13th, 2009 | iMOD Technology, Qualcomm MEMS Display Technology | Read More

REFERENCES: mirasol® Displays

An explanation and demonstration of how mirasol® displays work can be found on the official mirasol® displays web site: www.mirasoldisplays.com 1. Core Building Blocks of mirasol® Displays 2. Bistable – Power Savings 3. How Color is Created 4. Speed – (Video Rate Refresh) In the TECHNOLOGY...
August 14th, 2009 | mirasol® Displays | Read More

Miles forms Etalon, Inc. in the 1990′s

In the 1990′s, Miles formed Etalon, Inc. in order to devote his time to doing R&D on the new electronic materials and optical device that would become the foundation of his new iMOD display technology.
August 12th, 2009 | Business History, Etalon Inc. (1989-1997) | Read More

Products using the mirasol® Display Technology

The products below can also be found on the mirasol® displays web site. Downloadable PDF’s are provided below for your convenience.. These consumer products are the first ones using the mirsol® display technology to be made available and marketed to the public. They include displays and monitors...
August 15th, 2009 | mirasol® Displays, Qualcomm MEMS Display Technology | Read More

September 1984: The seed of inspiration for Miles’ new display technology concept

Bored while recovering from a motorcycle accident that resulted in a broken leg, Miles was reading stacks of scientific articles when he came across the one that changed his life. It was an article on the potential unique capabilities of submicron-sized antennas. A radio antenna, if sized right, will...
October 15th, 2009 | Timeline | Read More

1986-1989: Miles formulates a revolutionary new display concept

The three to four years following Miles’ matriculation from M.I.T. represented an intense conceptual phase for his light antenna concept. He immersed himself in research and investigation that included extensive reading of scientific and technical papers, numerous interviews and discussions with M.I.T....
October 15th, 2009 | Timeline | Read More

1989 – Miles was not accepted into the graduate program M.I.T.

Miles knew he wanted to continue to pursue his research and ideas, but he wasn’t sure whether to do it in an academic setting or to strike out on his own. In 1989 he left the decision to the admissions office when he applied to only one graduate program, the one at M.I.T. Although Miles’ undergraduate...
October 15th, 2009 | Timeline | Read More

1989: Miles forms his first company, Etalon, Inc.

That year, Miles formed Etalon, Inc., which initially provided software-contracting services to develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for clients’ business management tools. Later, more and more of the work at Etalon was dedicated to iMoD related R&D, and MEMS development work for both private...
October 15th, 2009 | Timeline | Read More

1989-1997: Miles began his formative work in the Materials Science Lab at M.I.T.

With the approval of his proposal for corporate-sponsored research at a Materials Science lab at M.I.T., Miles was now essentially a “graduate student”, learning the hard way how to build MEMS devices in a dusty lab full of ancient equipment, and kooky scientists, taking beer soaked lab breaks at...
October 16th, 2009 | Timeline | Read More

1990-1992: Etalon is awarded its first government contract by the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI, aka “Star Wars”)

Receiving his first government contract was one of the high points of the last decade’s work for Miles. The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was the program initiated by President Ronald Reagan for the U.S. ground and space-based missile defense system popularly known as “Star Wars”. Etalon’s...
October 16th, 2009 | Timeline | Read More

1992-1996: The first iMoD winks

Etalon, Inc. gest rejuvenated as it receives more government and private contracts, providing the company with much needed revenue and support to continue its iMoD work. Though still juggling substantial credit card debt, the company was now finally reducing its liability rather than incurring more of...
October 16th, 2009 | Timeline | Read More

REFERENCES: Etalon, Inc.

ETALON INC. REFERENCES Miles formed Etalon Inc. in the 1990′s to procure funding and perform research on what was to be the beginnings and foundation of his patented invention, the iMoD (interferometric modulator), of which the design and manufacturing process he finalized at his next company,...
August 14th, 2009 | Etalon Inc. (1989-1997) | Read More

Mexico anyone? There’s a hotel in the Yucatan…

Miles is involved outfitting this charming and award-winning hotel with solar power installations. LUZ EN YUCATAN is truly an “urban retreat” as it provides a tasteful and relaxing oasis in the heart of the historical district in the city of Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan. Since...
April 3rd, 2009 | Luz en Yucatan | Read More

US Patent 6794119: “Method for fabricating a structure for a MEMS device” – 9/21/2004

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademak Office) document for patent number: 6,794,119 United States Patent: 6,794,119 was awarded to Miles on September 21, 2004. Method for fabricating a structure for a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device Abstract:...
October 2nd, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 6741377: “Device having a light-absorbing mask and a method for fabricating same” – 5/25/2004

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademak Office) document for patent number: 6,741,377 United States Patent: 6,741,377 was awarded to Miles on May 25, 2004. Device having a light-absorbing mask and a method for fabricating same Abstract: The invention...
October 2nd, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 6710908: “Controlling micro-electro-mechanical cavities” – 3/23/2004

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademak Office) document for patent number: 6,710,908 United States Patent: 6,710,908 was awarded to Miles , et al. on March 23, 2004. Controlling micro-electro-mechanical cavities Abstract: Among other things, a cavity...
October 2nd, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 6680792: “Interferometric modulation of radiation” – 1/20/2004

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademak Office) document for patent number: 6,680,792 United States Patent: 6,680,792 was awarded to Miles on January 20, 2004. Interferometric modulation of radiation Abstract: An Interferometric Modulator (IMod) is a...
October 2nd, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 6,674,562: “Interferometric modulation of radiation” – 1/6/2004

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademak Office) document for patent number: 6,674,562 United States Patent: 6,674,562 was awarded to Miles on January 6, 2004 Interferometric modulation of radiation Abstract: Improvements in an interferometric modulator...
October 1st, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 6,650,455: “Photonic mems and structures” – 11/18/2003

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) document for patent number: 6,650,455 United States Patent: 6,650,455 was awarded to Miles on November 13, 2001. Photonic mems and structures Abstract: An interference modulator (Imod) incorporates anti-reflection...
October 1st, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 6,574,033: MEMS device and method for fabricating same – 6/3/2003

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) document for patent number: 6,574,033 United States Patent: 6,574,033 was awarded to Chui , et al. onJune 3, 2003. Microelectromechanical systems device and method for fabricating same Abstract: One aspect...
October 1st, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 6055090: “Interferometric modulation” – 4/25/2000

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademak Office) document for patent number: 6,055,090 United States Patent: 6,055,090 was awarded to Miles on April 25, 2000. Interferometric modulation Abstract: An interferometric modulator (Imod) cavity has a reflector...
October 2nd, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 6040937: “Interferometric modulation” – 3/21/2000

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademak Office) document for patent number: 6,040,937 United States Patent: 6,040,937 was awarded to Miles on March 21, 2000. Method for fabricating a structure for a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device Abstract:...
October 2nd, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 5986796: “Visible spectrum modulator arrays” – 11/16/1999

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademak Office) document for patent number: 5,986,796 United States Patent: 5,986,796 was awarded to Miles on November 16, 1999. Visible spectrum modulator arrays Abstract: Light in the visible spectrum is modulated using...
October 2nd, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

US Patent 5835255: “Visible spectrum modulator arrays” – 11/10/1998

The following information is excerpted from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) document for patent number: 5,835,255 United States Patent: 5,835,255 was awarded to Miles on November 10, 1998. Visible spectrum modulator arrays Abstract: Light in the visible spectrum is modulated using...
October 2nd, 2009 | Documents, Patents | Read More

Chaos Theory gave their best show yet

Check out the Chaos Theory web site to see photos and more on the last gig they played on March 28, 2009 in Tokyo. Listen to samples of the music at www.chaostheorytokyo.com Yes – there are other bands called Chaos Theory, but there’s only one Chaos Theory in Tokyo. And there’s only...
April 3rd, 2009 | Diversions, The band: Chaos Theory | Read More

Chaos Theory Played Fundraiser Show on June 25

CHAOS THEORY and guests JAXASS and RHYTHM DROID performed live at Seco Bar in Shibuya, Tokyo on June 25, 2009 to raise funds for Médicins du Monde, a non-governmental international humanitarian aid organization. Médecins du Monde (MDM) or “Doctors of the World” was created by fifteen French doctors...
August 10th, 2009 | The band: Chaos Theory | Read More